by Jeff Siegel
September 12, 2021
Jeff Siegel’s National Prime Plays for Sunday, September 12, 2021
Kentucky Downs – Race 7. Post time: 3:41 CT
2 – Koala Princess (6-1)
Couldn’t have been more impressive winning her debut sprinting on grass at Monmouth Park last month, taking control quickly and then cruising to an eight length romp without ever being asked for her best. Obviously, this is a much tougher task, but the daughter of More Than Ready acts like a quality 2-year-old that should handle today’s extra furlong without any issues whatsoever. Probably quick enough to make the lead but handy enough to stalk and pounce if the race shape dictates, the A. Delacour-trained filly lands hot-riding J. Rosario and is worth a play at or near her morning line of 6-1.
Kentucky Downs – Race 8. Post time: 4:15 CT
6 – Tobys Heart (3-1)
Talented daughter of Jack Milton was a willing third in the Lake George S.-G3 at Saratoga in late July but today returns to sprinting where’s she’s proven to be most effective. Freshened and training smoothly in the interim, the B. Lynch-conditioned filly has the perfect second flight, stalking style for this course and distance, and with the switch to J. Rosario she should be primed for a major effort. At 3-1 on the morning line, she’s a win play and rolling exotic single.